Treatments - Hygienist

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Remember healthy gums do not bleed.

Gum disease or gingivitis is caused by accumulation of plaque and calculus (tartar) around the teeth and gums.  The first sign of gum disease is bleeding from the gums when you brush your teeth.  Advanced gum disease can also be treated by our hygienists over several sessions with regular maintenance visits thereafter for teeth retention in the future.

Gum disease can be prevented by a) thorough scaling carried out by the hygienist and b) thorough plaque removal using toothbrush, inter-dental brushes and/or floss.

At this practice, a visit to the hygienist lasts 30 minutes.  During this time the hygienist will scale your teeth removing calculus and staining.  Your Hygienist will also offer advice and demonstrations on how to clean the teeth and gums in order to keep them healthy.


For each 30 minute appointment there is a £54.00 charge.  All patients are reminded prior to their appointment as there is a strict cancellation policy in force.  Failure to give at least 24 hours notice or failing to attend will result in the total cost of the appointment being charged.

Why might I be susceptible?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of tooth loss amongst adults. This is because a certain number of people (15-20%) have immune systems that overreact to the bad bacteria in their mouths. When this overreaction occurs, the immune system attacks and breaks down the bone and tissue that surround the tooth. This destruction is not predictable and can occur sporadically. Unfortunately, we can’t usually feel or notice the onset of gum and bone (periodontal) disease. Both adults and children should be routinely checked for gum disease.

Keeping your gums in shape

Keep in mind that healthy gums DON’T BLEED. You are the key player on the hygiene team. If you don’t do the essential daily brushing and interdental cleaning, the rest of your dental team (the dentist and hygienist) is playing short-handed. And even with everyone fighting the good fight, stubborn plaque and bacteria will require some new maintenance techniques for battling gum infection.


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